Minnesota Wild: Best Wild Playoff Moments

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1. Wild Eliminate Avalanche, Game 7 of First Round, 2003

The best moment in Wild history, at least for my money, occurred on April 22nd, 2003. The Wild took on the Avalanche in Game 7 of their first round series for the rights to move on to the Western Conference Semifinals. It was unchartered territory for the franchise, as this was their first-ever foray into the postseason. The Avalanche meanwhile had won two Stanley Cups since moving to Denver from Quebec in 1995 and were the 2002-03 Northwest Division champions.

As we already discussed, the Wild fought out of a 3-1 hole to force Game 7. The final game then went into overtime, just like Game 6. Andrew Brunette collected the puck, swooped from forehand to backhand and tucked the puck in the net, ending both the game as well as Patrick Roy’s playing career. Roy announced his retirement that May.

It remains to be seen what moments will be made by the Wild in the 2015 playoffs. At least they made it though. What is your favorite Wild playoff moment?

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